Jan 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
big ben chimed the 12th hour. hundreds of thousands flocked to the waterfront to see the river and london eye lit up. at the stroke of midnight in times square in new york millions of pieces of confetti rained down on the crowd. there was plenty of midnight smooching and many younger ones were allowed to stay up long past their bedtimes. 2012 is history. cheers to the new year. >> with all of the new year celebrations done it is time to face reality again. the most urgent question for most people what will happen to the economy in 2013. >> some experts predict a major slump. some say this time germany will no longer be able to remain immune to the crisis. >> others believe that europe's biggest economy will continue to post solid growth if slightly less than last year. >> that is enough for most german companies to be confident about business in 2013. >> they make pieces that shape metal sheets. the company expects fewer new orders in 2013. he does anticipate keeping the business that it already has. >> we are feeling that things are calming down, slightly. but i don't think we wil
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm PST
as much a part of the british capital as the big ben on the tower bridge. >> no wonder then there was a huge outcry when back in october the company making those calves filed for bankruptcy. what's worse, the london taxi company had to recall a large number of the calves once renowned for their reliability. -- a large number of the tabs -- cabs once renowned for their reliability. >> not all the caps on the streets of the traditional black cabs and more. martin has driven a taxi in london for 18 years. he would rather not give his last name because he is not sure if he is willing to remain faithful to the london taxi company. >> i really don't know, to be honest. i've got mixed feelings. >> martin loves his job, and he likes driving around london, but he is aware that things have not been going well with the london taxi company. he thinks the company must have bad management because it has been losing money for the last four years running. his own vehicle has not been as reliable as he could have hoped. at least once, it was recalled to the factory to correct a mechanical problem,
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
go follow ben kenobi to sort of pursue a lifetime in the force, to become a jedi. he makes that choice in the first third of the movie. >> you must learn the ways of the force, if you are to come with me to alderaan. >> alderaan? i'm not going to alderaan, i've got to get home, it's late, i'm in for it as it is! >> i need your help luke. >> the second movie, luke makes the big choice that he's going to abandon his training and go try to rescue his friends, exactly dead in the middle. >> luke. you must complete the training. >> i can't keep the vision out of my head, they're my friends i've got to help them. >> you must not go. >> but han and leia will die if i don't. >> the third movie, he makes the choice that he's not going to kill his father, the choice that the three movies have been leading up to. and he makes it at the end. and there's this beautiful progressive symmetry, first third, half, final third. and the movies work elegantly. and these are the kind of hidden structures that allow dramas like these to hang together, even if someone doesn't recognize them happening.